In their 16th outing, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue a prize into the Great Southern Ocean.
The story takes Maturin to South America. Caught up in a failed coup, he flees across the Andes. Aubrey makes a desperate voyage in a open boat, but both survive and are reunited.
"The best chapter yet in the continuing saga of life in Nelson's navy." (Publishers Weekly)
From the Compact Disc edition.